Its important to have a agent who understands your wants and needs. It even more important to have a agent who protects you and makes you aware of all possible scenarios. 5 Mistake of a First Time Buyer is a great article to help guide you into buying your first home. Working with an agent is not just a simple buy or sell relationship, but a long term partnership and someone who can help keep you on course. Have a read over this article and don't be afraid to consult with your agent about your concerns as a new buyer.